Definition of Papanicolaou test
1. Noun. A method of examining stained cells in a cervical smear for early diagnosis of uterine cancer.
Terms within: Cervical Smear, Pap Smear, Papanicolaou Smear
Generic synonyms: Diagnostic Assay, Diagnostic Test
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Literary usage of Papanicolaou test
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1. Racial/Ethnic Patterns of Cancer in the United States, 1988-1992 edited by Barry A. Miller (1997)
"... on modification of sexual behavior and eradication of cigarette smoking. Secondary prevention occurs through screening, using the Papanicolaou test. ..."
2. Guide To Clinical Preventive Services by U. S. Preventive Services Task Force (1989)
"Arch Intern Med 1988; 148:1177-81. 37. Koss LG. The Papanicolaou test for cervical cancer detection: a triumph and a tragedy. JAMA 1989; 261:737-43. ..."
3. A Lifelong Passion: Nicholas and Alexandra: Their Own Story by Andrei Maylunas (2005)
"Fifty percent of the patients and 29% of the controls said they had never had a cytological examination (Papanicolaou test). No association was observed ..."
4. Healthy People 2000: National Health Promotion & Disease Prevention by DIANE Publishing Company (2004)
"... The Papanicolaou test for cervical cancer detection: A triumph and a tragedy. Journal of the American Medical Association 261:731- 743,1989. ..."
5. Critical Perspectives on Racial and Ethnic Differences in Health in Late Life by Norman B. Anderson, Rodolfo A. Bulatao, Barney Cohen (2004)
"Papanicolaou test use among reproductive-age women at high risk for cervical cancer: Analyses of the 1995 National Survey of Family Growth. ..."